If you are under the age of 18, please do not read below. Yeah, I know. I just pretty much assured that anyone who IS under the age of 18 and happens upon this blog will now read below, because it’s one of those, “The light, the light, I can’t look away….” type thingies.
An acquaintance of mine who is writing a book recently contacted me to ask for some help with research. And so I referred him to a friend that I shall call MetalMan. I don’t identify people by name on this blog, as in the past I have been stalked and harassed by certain crazy people who shall ALSO remain unnamed, because if I say that certain person’s name, they will surely hunt me down again and . . I do not wish this on anyone. This strange semi-celebrity that comes with being an author is just weird.
MetalMan sent some time reading my blog, and then sent me this fascinating information about the LDS singles scene. He gave me permission to share it.
I was reading your blog last night and thought I might share something’s that are going on in the LDS singles community.
You may already know about these issues, but I will tell you anyway just in case:
In the temple ceremony there is a line that use to go something like this: I covenant to have sexual intercourse, only with my legally and lawfully wedded husband/wife.
Now it reads: sexual relations instead of intercourse.
It gave LDS singles an out, so they could enjoy any sex except intercourse. LDS singles could enjoy mutual hand jobs, shared oral sex, whatever, now there is nothing. Couples are breaking up because they want to have sex with each other and they aren’t ready to get married, even if they are in love.
Some couples are getting married after knowing each other a short time and getting divorced in a short time.
Some LDS singles refuse to go out, because they know they won’t be able to resist having sexual relations with someone. So they live in loneliness.
Some singles, after confessing to their bishops, are being advised to break it off with their partners, if they are having sex outside of marriage, even if they are in love.
Bishops are asking promiscuous singles, who their sex partners are, then sending the information on to the partner’s Bishop so they can discipline that person.
In short, there used to be an OUT for Mormon singles. I did not realize this as a Molly. Although I was never a very good Molly. I always thought the private stuff was to stay private, and any kind of sex was a huge sin. Still working through those issues, even though I KNOW it’s silly.
But being a single LDS person is a tough road. Base human nature requires we touch other humans. Babies who are not held die. The human touch, and intimacy, is a very strong drive, and I know that even for those of us outside of the Mormon community, the intimacy of touch shared with another human being is one of the greatest losses of being single.
Now, the LDS Church would like to TOTALLY take that right away from all homosexuals, even while admitting that they do not believe homosexuality is a choice. WTF? If you know it’s not a choice, and there are already too many people in this world, why DO YOU CARE? Why are you spending millions of dollars to STOP people from TOUCHING each other, which is a very basic human need.
How can this be justified?
Religion seems to bring out the worst in some people.